[SlideShare] Top 5 Causes of Employee Turnover

Suffering from the pain of employee turnover? You're not alone. Compensation Force found that roughly 9 - 30 percent of employees turnover, depending on the industry.

In fact, since 2011 U.S. employee turnover rates have been climbing, nearing the highest measured rates in 2008. And since the estimated cost of losing an employee ranges from 16 to 213 percent of the employee's salary, high turnover is a BIG deal.

 

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Don't let preventable turnover wreak havoc on your culture and bottom line. Uncover the top five causes of employee turnover, three retention strategies for combating them, and expert advice on how to create an engaging culture that retains employees in this SlideShare!

 

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Top 5 Causes of Employee Turnover

 

While it’s inevitable you’ll lose employees, turnover is actually predictable. Our recent research has discovered the key causes of employee turnover:

 

Cause #1: Lack of Job Satisfaction

Of the employees who exited their organization, 68% enjoyed the work they were doing, 64% were unhappy with their jobs, 61% found their jobs interesting and challenging, and 59% said their job allowed them to utilize their strengths.

causes of employee turnover - lack of job satisfaction

Tips to increase employee satisfaction:

  • Challenge your employees to learn new skills and utilize their strengths with peer-to-peer coaching.
  • Ask employees what energizes them, not just what they're good at.

 

Cause #2: Individual Needs Unmet

Of the employees who exited their organization, 44% believed their organization made investments in their future, 56% said they felt their opinions counted at work, and 66% believed they had organizational support.

causes of employee turnover - individual needs unmet

Tips to increase employee satisfaction:

  • Show employees you're invested in their success by offering learning and development opportunities to advance their personal career goals. 
  • Communicate your company benefits and opportunities in conventional ways (bite-sized pieces delivered via multiple electronic channels).

 

Cause #3: Poor Team Dynamics

Of the employees who exited their organization, 44% believed their team effectively collaborated and leveraged individual strengths and 56% said they liked working for their immediate supervisor. Of the employees who remained at their organization, 66% said they enjoyed working for their immediate supervisor.

causes of employee turnover - poor team dynamics

Tips to increase employee satisfaction:

  • Build teamwork through weekly brainstorming sessions — set aside time for coworkers to ask questions and collaborate on each other's projects.
  • Check your hiring process. Make sure HR and managers are working together to hire the right fit for teams and culture.

 

Cause #4: Misalignment

Of the employees who exited their organization, 45% said they knew how they fit into the organization's future plans and 49% said their current job was in alignment with their career goals. Of the employees who remained at their organization, 67% said their current job was in alignment with their career goals.

causes of employee turnover - misalignment

Tips to increase employee satisfaction:

  • Help your team find new career opportunities within your organization with one-on-one realignment meetings. Set goals and expectations for the following month.
  • Hire for alignment — with culture, mission, skill set, etc. Misalignment is most often a hiring fit issue.

 

Cause #5: Unlikely to Stay

Of the employees who exited their organization, 47% said it would take a lot to get them to leave their organization and 65% said they wanted to be working at their organization one year from today. Of the employees who remained at their organization, 81% said they wanted to be working at their organization one year from today.

causes of employee turnover - unlikely to stay

 

Tips to increase employee satisfaction:

  • Encourage your team to take advantage of manager-employee coaching.
  • Collect candid, actionable feedback from employees. (Why might they leave? What would need to change for them to stay?) Dive into the data and determine the best strategies for your organizations.

 

3 Employee Retention Strategies

 

Strategy #1: Share your commitment to decrease turnover.

Engaged employees are 6X more likely to believe their organization is committed to lowering turnover and 6.5X more likely to believe their organization is committed to understanding why employees leave.

 

Strategy #2: Collect feedback via annual and pulse engagement surveys.

Employee engagement data can help you identify areas at high-risk for turnover before it’s too late. By analyzing year-over-year engagement trends, administering targeted pulse surveys, and slicing results by demographics, you can identify high-risk areas that need improvement before they become a reason employees leave.

 

Strategy #3: Analyze turnover trends and leverage predictive analytics.

95% of employees believe they can help leaders understand why people choose to leave their organization. 87% of employees believe collecting feedback from an exiting employee will help make a difference for remaining employees.

 


 

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